25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Olinda
— 2 nights
2
Belgrave
— 2 nights
3
Summerlands
— 2 nights
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
7
Gold Coast
— 1 night
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
9
Cairns
— 3 nights

2
nights
Olinda

Olinda ©
An artistic hideaway with tree-lined streets that shade cafes, Olinda is a perfect town for contemplation.
You've now added Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, and then do a tasting at Coombe Yarra Valley.

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New Delhi, India to Olinda is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Olinda at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Belgrave.

Things to do in Olinda

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Healesville, Coombe Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery ©
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

2
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puffing Billy Railway. On the 19th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Puffing Billy Railway and then view the masterpieces at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Frankston Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belgrave trip itinerary maker.

Belgrave is just a stone's throw from Olinda. In May, daily temperatures in Belgrave can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Summerlands.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Frankston Beach
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

2
nights
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Penguin Parade. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Parade. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Summerlands trip planner.

Getting from Belgrave to Summerlands by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Summerlands when traveling from Belgrave in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rhyll
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve ©
Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road. On the 23rd (Wed), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design, kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online trip maker.

Getting from Summerlands to Torquay by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), The Little Penguin Bus, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Melbourne Central and Melbourne Zoo. Step out of the city life by going to St. Kilda Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Escape Discovery Adventures ©
Escape Discovery Adventures

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Paddy's Market. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hunt for treasures at Eat Street Northshore. Here are some ideas for day two: see where the action happens at Suncorp Stadium, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Head to Bones and Jones and Tanks Arts Centrefor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and St Monica's Cathedral. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. It doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns visit site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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